Blog From The Experts

When Summer Doesn’t Cure Sadness

June, Summer is  has finally begun. Perhaps you are relishing the sun, the longer days and the easier schedule. Perhaps you find your mood is better and you have more energy. Great! Drink it in and relish each moment. But perhaps you have noticed you are feeling irritable or more down, less energy but not sleeping well. A sense of disappointment is also there because many of us tell ourselves,...

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Are You Raising Your Daughter to be Resilient?

We all want our daughters to be secure in themselves and make positive choices in their lives. We want them to feel good about the way they look and recognize each of their individual talents. We want them to be prepared to work through their own problems and grow up to be a healthy and happy adult. As parents, why does it seem so challenging at times to encourage resiliency? Even girls growing...

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Social Media, Smartphones, and Teen Mental Health

It’s probably a surprise when you don’t see the teenagers in your life entertaining themselves with a smartphone, tablet, computer, or video game. Often they’re texting sharing, trolling, and scrolling on social media apps like Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. You might expect that they spend time using these apps because it makes them happy, but most data suggests it...

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Halloween Mindfulness

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Halloween is a fun time for kids and adults. Kids are not the only ones to celebrate either. Plenty of adults still dress up, have parties, and pass out candy.   Basic Halloween safety for kids trick-or-treating is fairly well known. However, adult safety and mindfulness for Halloween is sometimes overlooked. A huge part of the holiday is obviously...

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Enjoying Your Life

We have a tendency to skip over the things that make us happy when we get caught in our busy schedules. Sometimes, one of the most challenging things we can do is actually sit down and reflect on all of the good things in our life, rather than the negative.   Life is bound to get hectic and overwhelming at times. During these times, it is so easy to be caught up chasing something we don’t...

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Defining Wants from Needs

There are few things that are truly necessities to us. However, there are a lot of things that feel like necessities. How do we define what we really need? How can we avoid overindulging and wasting money?   Many people are accustomed to a certain type of lifestyle. We live in a very privileged country where we have the freedom to buy, wear, and own almost anything we could want. Aside from the...

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